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Church Farm, Dunwich

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


This impressive holiday home, on the outskirts of the coastal village of Dunwich, has been extensively renovated. Many period features have been retained and are complemented by beautiful furnishings with an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture and designer fabrics and wallpapers. A huge kitchen/dining room with additional butlers kitchen, together with three additional reception rooms make this a wonderful house for gatherings and celebrations with family and friends, with the added bonus of four beautiful bedrooms and an equal number bath/shower rooms over the first and second floors. Church Farm sits in a quiet spot on the edge of the village, surrounded by gardens with ample parking and just a short walk to the shingle beach with great tea rooms or the traditional pub.

Sleeps 9 I 3 Super King I 1 Triple Room I 1 En Suite Bathroom I 1 Family Bathroom I 1 Family Shower Room I 1 En Suite Shower Room

What our guests say

“A fabulous house – really cosy and the best equipped house we’ve ever stayed  in, UK or abroad.  We’ve had a great week cycling in mostly sunny weather, but enjoyed Snape Maltings, Southwold and pints in The Ship when it was less faire.  Your fizz and cake and a little deer in the garden were extra treats!”

“Fantastic stay with extended family. Everybody loved the house, the interiors and the books, kitchen is fab to cook in, can’t wait to come back”

“Lovely house and lovely area, we have had a super holiday and really appreciate how dog friendly everywhere is.”

“We loved the house and the location. We were very comfortable and really enjoyed ourselves here. All we needed, great. Thank you”

“We have been staying in Suffolk for many years and this is by far the best house we have stayed in. A beautiful house in the perfect location – a winning formula!”


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Church Farm at Dunwich

Church Farmhouse has been transformed into wonderful luxury self-catering accommodation with sumptuous furnishings, fabrics and fittings. This is a great house at any time of the year with cosy drawing room and study for the winter months plus large garden room with wide door opening to the garden, ideal for the summer but also heated in cooler months. Bespoke designer units have been installed in the huge kitchen which is sure to be the hub of your holiday with ample space to congregate and huge farmhouse table and chairs for leisurely dining. If you're doing some entertaining with large numbers the butler's kitchen on the far side of the back hall is a great asset, with cloakroom adjacent and plenty of space for coats, beach gear and buggies to be dumped in the hall. Three bedrooms with super king size beds sit on the first floor, one with en suite bathroom and another with shower room, together with two family bathrooms which are conveniently located to all bedrooms, including the large triple room on the second floor (perfect for kids) which has far reaching views to the sea.

Dunwich is an idyllic location for a holiday; once a bustling seaport, it's now a peaceful village surrounded by forest and heathland next to RSPB Minsmere, with traditional country pub and long stretch of shingle beach with tea rooms renowned for fish and chips. This self-catering holiday home sits on the outskirts of the village on a 'retired' farm next to the church, surrounded by enclosed secluded gardens with an informal orchard and large courtyard.

Ground Floor
There are two halls at Church Farm; the front hall with library and drawing rooms off to either side, kitchen/dining room ahead of you and carpeted stairs rising to the bedrooms; the back hall also leading to the kitchen/dining room to the left, butlers' kitchen to the right and cloakroom ahead of you. The garden room is off the kitchen/dining room with wide door to the garden. Original floorboards remain through most of the ground floor with pamment flooring in the kitchen and the garden room and smart ceramic tiles in the back hall and butlers kitchen.

Kitchen/Dining Room
A stunning room for any occasion with pamment flooring at the kitchen end and oak in the dining area which overlooks the garden and has a handsome farmhouse style table with eight chairs as well as a couple of comfy armchairs.

The bespoke designer Luxmoore kitchen sits at one end, next to the garden room doors, with integrated double oven, five ring induction hob and extractor, under counter fridge, dishwasher and a Nespresso coffee machine. Shelves and a dresser are stacked with crockery, glassware, cutlery and kitchenware so you can entertain comfortably at home.

The original pantry is reached down a flight of stone stairs so you can store food and drinks at the perfect temperature.

Garden Room
Light streams into this wonderful south facing fully glazed room which is furnished with a fabulously large sofa and 2 stylish chairs making it a great place to relax or for children to play and a large door opens directly into the garden.

Back Hall
A gate and path from the courtyard where you'll park leads to the back hall so it's ideal for storing beach gear, buggies, footwear and coats.

Off the hall with WC and washbasin.

Butler’s Kitchen
This practical well-equipped room is perfect for if you are entertaining. If you're celebrating a family anniversary why not organise an outside caterer so you can enjoy yourselves without the stress of catering and they can access this kitchen and prepare everything without being disturbed. There's a butler’s sink, Stoves large electric oven (great for that Christmas turkey!), second dishwasher, another under counter fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and table with extra chairs for you to use in the dining room if needed too.

Drawing Room
Supremely comfortable room with deep sofas, armchairs and leather footstool positioned around the open fire with original alcoves to either side with TV for your entertainment.

This double aspect room is ideal for a bit of peace and quiet, furnished with comfy chairs, a chaise longue, desk with chair if you need to do a spot of work. To either side of the ornamental fireplace, the shelves are stacked with books and games for you and/or the children to enjoy.

First Floor
Carpeted stairs rise to the first floor which has beautiful old original bare wooden floors (other than bathrooms) with rugs, so pack your slippers!

Master Bedroom
A super king size bed takes pride of place in this stylish double aspect room, accompanied by bedside tables, a chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe and ornamental fireplace.

En-Suite Bathroom
A good sized en-suite; the bath has a hand shower.

Church Bedroom
Overlooking the church to one side and garden to the other, this charming bedroom is decorated in shades of green with a handsome super king size bed, bedside tables, a chest of drawers and built in wardrobe.

Family Bathroom
Conveniently located for guests in the Garden and family bedrooms; this chic bathroom has a bath with hand shower, wash basin in a vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail.

Orchard Bedroom
Stylish bedroom overlooking the orchard, with king-size bed, bedside units, chest of drawers and dressing table.

En Suite Shower
With a double shower cubicle and washbasin (please note there’s no WC, however the bedroom’s close to both the family shower room and bathroom).

Family Shower Room
A lovely light modern east facing shower room with corner shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and window overlooking the garden.

Second Floor
A door on the landing opens onto carpeted stairs which rise directly the fourth bedroom at Church Farm.

Family Bedroom
Furnished with three single beds, this good sized room is the ideal room for older children to have some privacy and you can see the sea in the distance.

This detached farmhouse sits in an idyllic secluded spot on St James Street, adjacent to the parish Church, and close to the long stretch of shingle beach and the village pub. A gravel courtyard surrounded by disused farm buildings has ample space for four/five cars with gates and paths to the front and rear doors. The large enclosed garden wraps around the house, primarily laid to lawn giving plenty of space for children to play, with outdoor furniture for long leisurely lunches or BBQs and an informal orchard on the north side.

Whats Included?

All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of champagne, milk and a cake to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.

This self-catering holiday home is equipped with central heating and entertainment includes a TV with FreeSat, Wifi and Bose speaker. The kitchen is equipped with a double oven with five ring induction hob and extractor, under counter fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso machine (please bring your own pods). There's extra cooking facilities in the butlers' kitchen with a large Stoves electric oven plus a second under counter fridge, an upright freezer, a second dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.

Dunwich is a wonderful place for a holiday at any time of the year, relaxed yet within easy reach of civilisation tucked between Aldeburgh and Southwold on the Suffolk Coast. You’d hardly believe that the small unspoilt coastal village was once the capital of East Anglia around 1500 years ago, or that it was at the centre of the wool trade through the Middle Ages. Hundreds of years of coastal erosion mean that most of this is gone leaving behind a rural idyll.

The village has a long stretch of shingle beach as well as a popular pub, The Ship Inn, serving delicious food and local beverages; a tea room renowned for quality fish and chips plus a fascinating museum open from April to October. Nearby in the Westleton area you’ll find a village store, post office and The Crown, also serving local beers and excellent pub food.

Southwold is only 15 minutes drive and Aldeburgh approximately 20 minutes. The area is also great for walking, cycling and exploring, with many wonderful walks straight from the front door on marshlands, Dunwich Forest or Heath with RSPB Minsmere close by for bird watchers.

Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers are permitted at the property.

If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking.

Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking
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